Baylor Business Student Studies Effect of Gold Prices on South American Economy
In the summer of 2013, Luke Smith, a former Baylor Business Fellow, member of the honors program and 2014 graduate, served as an economics research fellow in the South American country of Suriname at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under Baylor alumnus Musheer Kamau. While working at the bank, he assisted on two research projects while also composing and presenting one of his own.
Acclaimed Baylor Economics Professor to Give Award Lecture
Joseph A. McKinney, Ph.D., the Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics in the Hankamer School of Business and recipient of the 2014 Cornelia Marschall Smith Teaching Award, will present the lecture “Reflections of Globalization,” in honor of the award on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Formal Research on an Informal Economy
Baylor senior and Business Fellows major Daniel Lin presented a research project in July to staff members of the Vice President of Suriname, a South American country.
Gas prices plunging toward $2.50 in Waco
Waco Tribune-Herald: Article quotes Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor and director of The Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who tracks trends in Central Texas. He says consumers have several reasons to be enthusiastic about the dropping gas prices, among them more disposable income and a feeling of optimism about their cost of living.
Complex Problem of Hunger Demands Collaborative Response
The Baptist Standard: Article about the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” held last week at Baylor that focused on creating a public and collaborative conversation focused around poverty and food insecurity on a local, state and national level. Quoted in the article are several speakers at the summit, including Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America; Linda English, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; Rebecca Middleton, chief operating officer of the Alliance to End Hunger; and Audrey Rowe, administrator for Food and Nutrition Service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sex Worker Trade Booming in Silicon Valley
USA TODAY: Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley.
Reduce Poverty to End Families' Reliance on Child Labor
South China Morning Post: June 12th is World Day against Child Labor. Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in the Hankamer School of Business is mentioned in the article arguing that child labor decreases adult wages, increasing the reliance of child labor to make up the difference. The theory is called the “child labor trap.”
Experts: Problem Gamblers a Sure Thing
WNYT-TV (Albany, NY): VIDEO INCLUDED: As Albany, N.Y., considers bringing casino gambling to the area, local residents are expressing concern and cite a report from Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and author of “Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits,” who found that the social costs of casino gambling considerably outweigh their social benefits.
Air Force Academy Squadrons Test Peer-Effect Assumptions
npr.org: Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. An unusual social engineering experiment, including research done by Hankamer's James West, tried to apply what's known about peer effects to the real world.
Oracle CEO On Big Data, Privacy
AUDIO: KWBU-FM news reporter Ryland Barton covered this year’s Global Business Forum headlined by Mark Hurd, BBA ’79, President and Board Member of Oracle Corp., who delivered the keynote address on “Big Data in a Shrinking World.” The forum, in its eighth year, is sponsored by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and the McBride Center for International Business.